Legionnaires’ disease (also called legionellosis) is an infection caused by a bacterium called legionella. There are two types of illness which can develop after being infected with this bacterium:
Legionnaires’ disease – This causes a lung infection (pneumonia). It is usually a severe illness which is sometimes fatal.
Pontiac fever – This occurs when the bacteria cause a flu-like illness. It is not usually serious.
Susceptible groups which are most likely to contract Legionnaires disease are: smokers, alcoholics, diabetics, people taking immune-suppressant drugs, people with cancer or chronic respiratory or kidney disease, and those aged over 45 years.
Legionnaires Disease is caused by warm aerosol producing systems. This course would be relevant to any organisation that has such systems.
This course covers what exactly is Legionnaires’ disease, why it is considered as a dangerous illness and what can cause someone to be exposed to this illness, what precautions should be put in place to ensure that people are not exposed to the potentially deadly bacteria that is “Legionella”.
This course is straight and to the point and will save users time getting training done effectively and being able to continue working knowing the importance of Legionella.
This course covers:
• What is Legionnaires Disease?
• Medical aspects and the nature of the bacteria
• Legal obligations
• Risk assessments
• And much more…